Frozen Drinks to Beat the Summer Heat
Feel that bead of sweat dripping down your forehead? That’s how you know summer is officially here. As temperatures continue to heat up, we’ll be cooling down the best way we know how: with frozen drinks. While drinks on the rocks are always good, these sweltering temps call for something even colder. Of course, there are several great frozen drink recipes to help you beat the heat, but here are just a few of our favorites.
Blended Strawberry and Pineapple Margarita
Everyone loves a classic strawberry margarita. Up the flavor even more by adding in some pineapple juice. Simply toss your ingredients in a blender with some tequila, lime juice, and ice. The end result is a sweet, icy-cold strawberry and pineapple margarita. Not only does this drink look like it’s made for summer, but it tastes like it, too. Stick a strawberry on the rim of your glass and sip your way through every pool party and backyard BBQ to come.
Frozen Watermelon Margaritas
Watermelon is arguably the most refreshing fruit. That’s because it’s made up of about 92% water, which is just what you need to stay cool and hydrated on hot summer days. So, it only makes sense that a frozen watermelon drink is on our list. To make your own, you’ll need some cubed watermelon, tequila, lime juice, orange liquor, confectioners’ sugar, salt, and ice. But, the real pièce de résistance is the garnish. Put some leftover watermelon cubes on a toothpick and enjoy. Between the juicy, crunchy fruit garnish and the delicious boozy beverage, you’ll be cool in no time.
Wine slushies can get you through even the hottest of summer days. What is a wine slushy, you ask? It’s when you pour your favorite bottle of wine into an ice cube tray. Once the wine is completely frozen, take the cubes out and blend them up. Then, all that’s left to do is pour the drink into a glass and give it a taste. Wine slushies offer a unique, refreshing take on your usual go-to drink to keep you cool all summer long.
People south of the border know a thing or two about beating the heat with frozen drinks. So, we have to take a page out of their book and recommend a classic piña colada. It’s smooth, frosty and oh-so-good. If you’ve never made one before, you’ll need some frozen diced pineapple, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. And, of course, you can’t forget the rum. Blend it all together and enjoy. In the mood for more flavor? Try a triple-layer piña colada next.
Get Your Drink On
No matter how hot it gets, Festival Wine & Spirits has you covered. Stop by today to pick up the liquor and mixes you need to make your frozen drinks of choice. And, for fresh fruit and juices, swing by Giant. It’s right next door, which makes it easy for you to get what you need and get back home. Look for us at 2321 Forest Dr. in Annapolis, MD.